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If I am normal sized, and have a child with a dwarf, what are the chances our child will be a dwarf?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: 50%

Achondroplasia is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.
Therefore, anyone affected has a 50% chance of having offspring with the same disorder.

In brief: 50%

Achondroplasia is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.
Therefore, anyone affected has a 50% chance of having offspring with the same disorder.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. MARK LONG
Pediatrics

In brief: Higher than average

More than 300 well-described conditions are known to cause short stature in a child.
Most are caused by a spontaneous genetic change (mutation) in the egg or sperm cells prior to conception. Others are caused by genetic changes inherited from one or both parents. So i would recommend you see genetic counseling to determine the specific mutation. We could then better predict the odds for any kids.

In brief: Higher than average

More than 300 well-described conditions are known to cause short stature in a child.
Most are caused by a spontaneous genetic change (mutation) in the egg or sperm cells prior to conception. Others are caused by genetic changes inherited from one or both parents. So i would recommend you see genetic counseling to determine the specific mutation. We could then better predict the odds for any kids.
Dr. MARK LONG
Dr. MARK LONG
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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on type

If your first child has one of the many types of dwarfism, chances of the second child having the same diagnosis depend on the type of dwarfism in the first child.
See a genetic specialist and contact "little people of america".

In brief: Depends on type

If your first child has one of the many types of dwarfism, chances of the second child having the same diagnosis depend on the type of dwarfism in the first child.
See a genetic specialist and contact "little people of america".
Dr. Thomas Riney
Dr. Thomas Riney
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